College of Applied Sciences and Arts

Spartan Voices

Social work led to a long and productive career in child welfare. My career culminated in heading up a project that raised $14 million, and built the county a multi-service shelter that provided temporary care for abused and neglected children. Social work also led to a path of community arts activism and leadership.

- Nancy R. Wiener, '75 MS Social Work

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The college’s four schools and seven departments provide students with a theoretical base developed and tested through research, knowledge that can be applied in diverse systems, processes that incorporate human understanding and cooperation, and supervised practice in a variety of career-related settings. We provide the skills and experiences that empower graduates to be exemplary members of a diverse and global community who work to improve the quality of life for present and future generations.

We are proud of recent accomplishments our commitment to excellence has enabled:

  • Yoshihiro Uchida Hall reopened after a year-long renovation, while upgrades to Spartan Complex are underway to complete the state-of-the art facilities for kinesiology, hospitality management, and health science and recreation.
  • Students, volunteers and faculty members have worked 32,000 hours to date to help 669 eligible people expunge their records via the Department of Justice Studies Records Clearance Project.

I am grateful to loyal supporters who have helped enable our successes. I encourage your involvement and investment in the future of our college and our students so that we can reach our goals to:

  • Enhance research opportunities and equipment, and upgrading laboratories used by students and faculty members.
  • Secure a $2 million gift to establish an endowed professorship in a critical interdisciplinary health program.

This is a great time to make a commitment and invest in what promises to be a dynamic and exciting tomorrow for our college and the university. Please make your gift to the College of Applied Sciences and Arts today!

Thank you,

Alice Hines, Interim Dean
College of Applied Sciences and Arts

Find out more

Sonia Wright
Director of Development
College of Applied Sciences and Arts
408-924-1142
sonia.wright@sjsu.edu